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Potato, Egg or Coffee Bean


MMM Coffee....I'm always up for coffee I love it. That is not the point of this story though...

I went and found the story of this analogy Potato, Egg or Coffee Bean so I can share it here with you all....


But first some scripture -

Romans 8:28 (NLT): "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."

Acts 4:12 (NLT): "There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved."

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT): "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"


These verses highlight the guidance and promises found in the Bible related to handling difficulties, the gift of salvation through faith in Christ, and the transformative power of God in the lives of believers.




The Story:


"One time, a girl let out all her frustrations about her life to her father. She said that her life is full of setbacks. There seemed to be no end to her problems.


Her father -a chef- led his daughter inside the kitchen. He took three same size pots and filled them with the same amount of water. He set the pots on the stove and turned on the fire. When the water started to boil, the father put ground coffee beans in one, some eggs in the second, and potatoes in the last.


He quietly observed the three pots. The bored daughter stood there and was getting impatient with the silence and wondered why her father was cooking the coffee, eggs, and potatoes in front of her.


20 minutes passed, and the father turned the flames off. He spooned the potatoes from the water and transferred these to a bowl. Next, he took the eggs from the water and lay them in a second bowl. He poured the brewed coffee into a mug. He then asks his daughter ‘What do you see?’ To which she replied “coffee, eggs, and potatoes.”


The father said, “take a good look and feel the potatoes.” She touched it and stated that they were soft. The father asked her to break an egg. She did just that and shelled the egg. She stared at it, and it was a hard cooked egg. Lastly, he gave her the mug of coffee and told her to drink it. Both the flavor and the smell of the coffee made the daughter smile.


Finally, she broke her silence and asked her father “what does this all mean?” The father answered, “All three of these faced the same problem – the boiling water. But each of the three reacted differently. The potato was vigorous and sturdy when it went into the water but ended up soft. The eggs were soft on the inside with only a thin shell protecting it. But when faced with the problem, it toughened up inside. But the ground coffee was different. It blended with the water and made itself and the water better.”


The father proceeded “When a problem stares you in the face, which one would you like to be?”"


I don't know about y'all but I want to be the coffee bean...but in all honesty I have been the others and then through God I have become better, healed, and can understand why we must go through trials. With God we are changed.


Who wants breakfast now?? :)

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